Doc Makes Deliveries

Whether you are practicing “social distancing” or just craving your favorite ice cream, a So-Good, or need a cake for a family party, Docs delivers to your home with Door Dash, Grub Hub, and Café Runner. Click your nearest location below to be taken to Cafe Runner to place your order.

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Parlor Locations

We have 10 locations in central California including company-owned parlors in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Sacramento. Visit our Locations >>

Making Memories

We welcome kids of all ages to enjoy our Creamery Tours to learn all about how ice cream is made.

Birthday Cake

Cake Batter ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. Doc’s Signature Birthday Cake ice cream works great as a scoop, shake, or try our ice cream cakes. It is perfect for any party, celebration or just a day that needs a little pick-me-up.

Waffle Cones

Waffle cones are made fresh daily with a smile in all of our parlors. You can enjoy these tasty treats every day you visit our ice cream parlors. #HowWeMake #FreshMade 

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Community Events Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Doc Burnstein’s supports a wide array of community events from Christmas Parades to Farmer’s Markets and building dedications to church gatherings … please complete an event support request and we’ll be in contact.

 

Featured Ice Cream
Sea Salt Caramel

Caramel ice cream that combines the sweet with the savory. Sea Salt is infused in this Doc’s Signature flavor, and it brings you right to the Central Coast with its tastes. One of our most popular flavors. Come on into our parlors for a free sample.

What Our Guests Say About Us:

Nathan Frank
Nathan Frank
15:55 10 Sep 21
Fun place to get some treats with kids. Was not super busy and service was quick. Would go again.
pei Wang
pei Wang
19:14 07 Sep 21
The staff was really nice to give us an alternative scoop the day after, but their “lemon chiffon”... flavor had no lemon flavor. My husband and daughter tried it. None of us thought there was any lemon flavor. More like vanilla. I don’t like vanilla that’s why I went back to complain.read more
Samuel Firman
Samuel Firman
04:57 06 Sep 21
The girl that helped us was friendly and the ice cream was great. Strawberry ice cream had chunks... of strawberries in it. Good stuff.read more
Joe Blow
Joe Blow
09:49 28 Aug 21
Rainbow sorbet was disappointing and didn't really taste very good. I didn't try anything else.
Linda M. Gillette
Linda M. Gillette
20:14 27 Aug 21
Place is fun and full of sugary treats. Proceed with caution. Lol.
Dan Markis
Dan Markis
23:31 23 Aug 21
Best ice cream on the Central Coast of California.
Margaret Wade
Margaret Wade
04:40 16 Aug 21
Delicious ice cream and really great staff - both fun and helpful!
Thor Larsen
Thor Larsen
22:15 15 Aug 21
The ice cream was good, the staff was friendly, the goodies happily consumed. One star lost due to... all the flies in the seating area.read more
Sheila Genova
Sheila Genova
17:32 15 Aug 21
Had a little birthday party here with family on the outside seating! Highly recommed great service... and delicous ice cream! ..Our favorite is "Motor oil!"read more
Rajan Vasudevan
Rajan Vasudevan
06:09 14 Aug 21
Late Friday night visit. Open when most close by 10pm. Friendly server who recommended motor oil... flavor as best seller. Great flavors. Cool name. Bright ambience.. must visitread more
Scott Sanchez
Scott Sanchez
03:05 13 Aug 21
Rich and creamy. What more could you want from an ice cream shop? Get the waffle cone.
Lili Ayala
Lili Ayala
05:35 08 Aug 21
Yummy huge banana split!! Made with perfection. Coming back for sure! Made for two.
Nola Martini
Nola Martini
21:26 03 Aug 21
The Motor Oil and Elvis Special flavors were amazing! The staff was friendly and helpful!
Drew Tompkins
Drew Tompkins
02:45 03 Aug 21
Great ice cream and interesting atmosphere. The service was a little slow and I thought the options... were more limited than other places though.read more
Patrick Burke
Patrick Burke
12:20 30 Jul 21
Great ice cream parlor which we visit frequently. Lots of flavors and ice cream cakes! Highly... recommend.read more
Erick Amaya
Erick Amaya
23:48 17 Jul 21
Best ice cream place in town. Classic and new flavors. Would give five stars but there is always... flies at their front patio. Love their fresh waffle cones and compared to other places down town, prices are reasonable.read more
Heather Dunham
Heather Dunham
01:38 16 Jul 21
Great ice cream their monarch ice cream is delicious 😋
Cliff
Cliff
23:26 15 Jul 21
Always a must-stop when we visit the Central Coast! Our family enjoyed our time there this... afternoon!read more
Rabi A
Rabi A
23:12 15 Jul 21
What a great place and customer service. We made it there rite when they were closing. But they... were amazing they not only let us in but they offered amazing service super nice ppl.The ice cream was AHMAZING 🙃read more
Talon Baldwin
Talon Baldwin
00:51 02 Jul 21
Why are you reading this? Just go it's amazing! They have cake and other stuff, but the ice cream... it where it's at. The street sides were kinda dirty lasts two times we were there, push past that, go to the ice cream!read more
Rob Haworth
Rob Haworth
02:41 28 Jun 21
Been here a few times, very nice flavors, great selection, good prices, quick and friendly service,... parking limited.read more
Jenny Cortez
Jenny Cortez
21:28 27 Jun 21
Bussin! 😎 We got birthday cake, pistachio and sour blue rasberry
Sriram Patil
Sriram Patil
04:37 20 Jun 21
I had Java Chip ice cream here and it was amazing! The place also offers family size boxes for take... out. Loved their flavor selection. A must visit place in this area.read more
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez
20:39 18 Jun 21
Visited on 6/14 right before they closed. The staff was very nice and helped answer questions. I... had left my wallet back in my hotel but they do accept wireless payment via phone. I ordered the motor oil which is dark chocolate with kahlua and fudge. It was very good. Price wise they are a bit pricey. One scoop was about 6 dollars.read more
Dan VanGent
Dan VanGent
00:43 17 Jun 21
Great ice cream, great service, great outdoor seating to enjoy it!
Elora Nutter
Elora Nutter
15:50 06 Jun 21
Very good ice cream! Fun atmosphere! 😁 Definitely would recommend!
terry flynn
terry flynn
03:28 05 Jun 21
Very good ice Cream.....Lots of Choices .. I had Birthday Cake... wife had morlot raspberry... Truffles.....read more
Rosa Marin
Rosa Marin
01:23 31 May 21
Was delicious ace cream. I am glad we are going to normal after a terrible year of pandemic. ... Thanks God for same relief. I hope soon the world 🌎 be safe for everyone.read more
Claire Fitiausi
Claire Fitiausi
23:59 05 May 21
Revisiting this SLO institution May of 2021. They are not offering tasting, but all of our choices... were fantastic. My girl got a free scoop to celebrate her birthday. This isn't cheap (more than $6 for a single scoop) but the cool location and interesting people watching make it worth the cost. If you ask for a taste, they use metal mini spoons that are washed and reused instead of plastic.read more
Vanessa R
Vanessa R
20:25 03 May 21
Awesome customer service kind of expensive but worth it!!
M M
M M
04:02 28 Apr 21
I’ve had and made a lot of good ice cream and I’m definitely going to remember this place. The... server was super friendly and definitely steered me right on the cookie dough. Definitely worth the small premium over chain ice cream placeread more
Thea Barcus
Thea Barcus
23:45 25 Apr 21
Ice cream was great..... the spoon totally sucked.
Elizabeth P
Elizabeth P
05:08 17 Apr 21
Everyone there was really nice and helpful as I tried to choose between all the different cool... flavors.I tried the lemon meringue and the orange ice cream with chocolate chunks. I loved the idea of the flavors but found myself throwing away over half the ice cream as it was to sweet for me. I debated 4 or 5 stars as they personally didn't do anything wrong. I have just been several reducing my sugar I take and it was too much for me after being used to not having so much sugar. Now I bet if I would have gone back I side for their mint chocolate chip or mint cookie I might have been ok. Thank you to the employees who served me!read more
Mrpiston38
Mrpiston38
04:10 17 Apr 21
Ice cream was good, the staff was fun as well. Nice lil ice cream spot still open in slo.
patrick zibell
patrick zibell
04:09 28 Mar 21
Delicious ice cream love,love,love the motor oil flavor
Maria Zibell
Maria Zibell
03:36 28 Mar 21
Great ice cream. Friendly staff. Hubby had the motor oil. Loved it!!!
Shayla Ogg
Shayla Ogg
22:54 23 Mar 21
Friendly staff. Lots of delicious choices. Loved the ice cream. My husband had a great shake.
Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
00:28 22 Mar 21
It's been awhile since we've been here . We weren't disappointed. The ice cream was as delicious... as we remembered. Yum !read more
Loz Godz
Loz Godz
03:22 09 Mar 21
Very good ice cream. I always stop by on my way back from Lopez Lake
Les Merryman
Les Merryman
06:32 01 Mar 21
Nice experience, as always when I drive through on my travels. Easy access to and from the freeway.
Angelica Martinez
Angelica Martinez
02:59 21 Feb 21
The Ice cream is good. I like their banana split but they're always missing a topping. All in all... great ice cream and nice staff.read more
Jeannette Amerson
Jeannette Amerson
01:04 16 Feb 21
I had a Heavenly Vanilla shake made with buttermilk!! 😋
espresso
espresso
22:44 08 Feb 21
Delicious, I enjoyed the motor oil 👍🏻
Meño gutyrrez
Meño gutyrrez
03:43 11 Jan 21
Always whe we go to slo we have a pleasure stop in this place to take a delicious ice cream.My... little girl love this places 🍦🍦🍧🍨read more
ecofroggy love
ecofroggy love
23:27 02 Jan 21
The little lady that helped us was wonderful 👏 ❤
Christiana High
Christiana High
07:41 21 Dec 20
I ordinarily hate chocolate ice cream but the mandarin chocolate flavor was extraordinary. Staff is... really nice too.read more
Ed
Ed
08:49 08 Dec 20
Love the different flavor options, customer service is always a pleasure. Can't recommend enough.
Frank J
Frank J
23:14 09 Nov 20
Ice cream is quite good but pricey. $5 a scoop is a bit much.
Rachel Rae Chadwell
Rachel Rae Chadwell
05:15 29 Oct 20
2 favs- doc's Java chip and motor oil. stores is seasonal. rec is skip dinner and eat a banana... sloiff splitread more
Brian Neach
Brian Neach
05:04 25 Oct 20
This place is ridiculously good, even with COVID staffing/supply issues. I only get to come here a... few times a year when I visit my daughter at school, but I always make it a point to come visit "The Doctor.". The flavors are always interesting and the ice cream is high quality.read more
Chitoh Yung
Chitoh Yung
06:54 27 Aug 20
Took my SO for a sweet treat after a disappointing experience at another restaurant. Although we... left that restaurant in a bad mood, the wonderful customer service, short wait times, and absolutely delicious ice cream here at Doc Burnstein's made our night. We decided against the expensive dessert there and instead spent it on a scoop of Almond Fudge and Pecan. After the first taste, our shared lactose intolerance was the least of our worries. Some of the best ice cream we've had, and IMHO beat out the likes of McConnell's. Highly recommended!read more
Michael Arnswald
Michael Arnswald
00:08 07 Aug 20
Best ice cream ever! Love the Arroyo Grande location. Great set up for these interesting Covid... circumstances. Friendly service as always.read more
Kim Reimer
Kim Reimer
03:37 31 Jul 20
Ice cream and service is Fabulous. I always get two scoops and hot fudge. Yummy
Juan Ibarra
Juan Ibarra
01:19 26 Jul 20
Hands down , the best ice cream place to go when we visit. So good!!!
Charmayne Stine
Charmayne Stine
10:15 13 Jul 20
Ice cream & service was great! If in the area, my family & I will definitely visit again!
J Lynch
J Lynch
00:18 11 Jul 20
Best service at ANY ice cream place we've been! We had a great dine in time, it was clean, staff... was kind, and ice cream was YUMMY!!! THANK YOU! It's lovely to be able to stop in for a fun treat...takes us back to a simpler time 🥰read more
Blake Holland
Blake Holland
20:26 20 Jun 20
Great customer service especially from the gentleman named Marty. If anyone is around this place... please stop by here for some delicious sweet treats.read more
Eliza J.
Eliza J.
13:53 01 Mar 20
Thee sweetest spot to have thee sweetest dates. I do with my hunny, sons, friends, or single ;D.... These yummy encounters have been going on for 21 years....read more
Charmaine C.
Charmaine C.
15:27 24 Feb 20
This review is for Rachel's exceptional customer service! She was very inviting and super nice.
william s.
william s.
12:06 31 Dec 19
Needed a sweet/sugar fix after a disappointing dinner. Many, many positive Yelp reviews, so we... decided to give it a try. Located in a large & busy mall....read more
Ian M.
Ian M.
11:17 05 Nov 19
I really appreciate that this Doc Burnstein's location makes an effort to be similar to the... original. I really appreciate the booths in this one. It's...read more
Vic C.
Vic C.
16:43 18 Oct 19
This Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab is an easy find, off of Branch Street, across the street from a... parking lot and free curb parking available as...read more
Bonnie G.
Bonnie G.
11:08 14 Oct 19
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream....but I scream loudly for Doc Burnstein's Ice... Cream! This is what dreams are made of! Their ice...read more
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